Tuesday 17th February 2015, 6pm
Studio 6 | Free admission, all welcome
The third of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open programme, foregrounds the work of Irish-based EFS member Maximilian Le Cain.
The first half of the programme is a special presentation of Le Cain’s Super-8 film work, here assembled under the title Image Turned Down and projected on celluloid. Intensely materialist and experiential, his approach to working with Super-8 radicalises the relationship between sound, image and the spectator’s body, often suppressing and withholding imagery to place the viewer in an immersive, sonically charged void. The sound for this screening is by Cinema Cyanide, the noise project formed by Le Cain and fellow EFS members Rouzbeh Rashidi and Dean Kavanagh. And the star of these films is sound/performance artist Vicky Langan, who collaborates regularly with Le Cain.
This is followed by the public premiere of the video "Now Then: Notebook of a Decade (1997-2008)". This lyrical and intense collage of the first ten years of Le Cain’s work with moving image uses portraits, video notes and chunks of broken narrative to conjure a turbulent inner universe. Le Cain has described this video as a spectacular ‘ruin’, alive with ghosts.
For more information on Maximilian Le Cain, please visit: maximilianlecain.com
Image Turned Down (2010-2014) Super-8 / Ireland & Greece / 20 minutes
Now Then: Notebook of a Decade (1997-2008) / Ireland / 49 minutes
EFS is a not-for-profit entity that promotes, archives and sometimes produces work by a dozen filmmakers operating in several different countries. Although each member has a distinctive vision, they are united by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. They have in common an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques. EFS was founded by Dublin-based filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi, who continues to curate and run the organization.